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MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
events that were going to take place today, and canceling events tomorrow, as well. president obama added a handful of campaign stops in swing states, ohio being one of them. is bill clinton turning into the party's go-to guy to pick up the slack of what the president obviously can't be out there doing because his attention is needed for what's taking place with sandy recovery? >> sure, if you can't have the president or the vice president, certainly bill clinton, former president clinton is at the top of the list. he is well loved and respected here in ohio and throughout much of the rest of the country, and i think he's doing a wonderful thing for the president and understanding the circumstances of this storm, but, thomas, i think both campaigns have now come down to a get out the vote effort. i don't think people will be much influenced by tv ads and going forward. i think we are in a place -- whichever campaign is most successful in actually getting their people to the polls and that will be the campaign they think will win. >> what do you think is taking place in ohio right now with
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. president obama and mitt romney will be in the battleground state of ohio. political analysts say this could be the state to decide the electoral vote. again, this report is the last one to come out before election day. one that each candidate will definitely use for their advantage. while experts don't believe it will have a big impact on swing voters, we don't know if it will affect the stock market. >> thank you. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the 10 states devastated by superstorm sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a
CNN
Nov 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
bless the united states of america. hope is what led me here today. >> candidate obama ran on a message of hope and change. it's not just the size of the crowds but there's something different. people come and wait for hours for him. sometimes they start crying when he talks. >> barack obama! >> i need you to stand up! >> we want change! we want change! we want change! >> do you think people saw in him what they wanted to? >> there was some projection on to him perhaps more than anybody could ever live up to. >> the country needed help and in a hurry. >> today, we learned that our economy shrank in the last three months of 2008. that's the worst contraction in close to three decades. >> rahm emanuel would be the president's chief of staff. >> slightly like rolling thunder because you could have taken the economy, the auto, you could have taken the financial, you could have taken afghanistan, you could have taken iraq. usually, there's an "a," a "b." what happens when all five are as? >> it was basically awful. >> economic adviser austan goolsbee watched in horror as the stock market dro
WHUT
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
republican national convention actually purported to make fun of president obama for ever having expressed any issue in the rising oceans and the state of the help of the planet. i think it is significant that the of one presidential candidates who just refers to the issue sarcastically, as it is not really an issue. or is president obama, whether you like him or don't like him, has taken some of the steps during his presidency to address this issue. after all, he did back the cap and trade legislation that passed the house of representatives in 2009, although, and then died in the senate in 2010 as a result of the republican opposition. >> i wish i could play for you some of the comments of mitt romney and also president obama in the debate. as you said, never once in the three debates was clima change mentioned or global warming. neither by the candidates nor by our colleagues in the press. the did not find it important enough to ask a question about global warming. i cannot play the clubs because our studio remains blacked out without electricity in new york city. but they are famous en
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
close in all of these swing states. it's all about the get out the vote message. and the obama team have more contacts on the ground than any other campaign in u.s. history. they've got to use those contacts. they're going to be making phone calls. they're going to be knocking on doors. mitt romney, on the other hand, he doesn't have that ground operation. he subbed it out to the rnc because he hasn't been president for four years. romney will be hoping for this momentum that swept from the first debate, to continue forward and carry him over the finish line. and it's momentum versus the obama ground game. and nobody -- and i mean nobody alive knows how this thing is going to end. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> and you can catch "morning joe" weekdays at 6:00 a.m. on msnbc. now let's get the morning's other top stories from tom at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. there's disturbing news today about that company under investigation in the meningitis outbreak. the food and drug administration says mold and bacteria were found on surfaces inside
CNN
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
hampshire. obama 49%, romney 47% within the sampling error. wisconsin similarly 49%, 46%. these states are pretty important as well. >> every state. all of these battleground states are very important. there are different permutations to get to the all important 270. you look at a tiny state like new hampshire which is so close, four electoral votes, wolf, but it's the last place mitt romney is going to visit before he goes home to boston to vote. the president's going to be there. this could be the difference in the electoral college. if you look at iowa and wisconsin, two other numbers you just threw out there. iowa and wisconsin very important part of the president's firewall in the midwest. for example, should he lose florida, iowa and wisconsin very important. same thing with ohio. both of them -- both those states important to both of these candidates. and of course wisconsin -- in wisconsin that may be one of the reasons paul ryan was chosen because the romney campaign knows how important that state could be to them as insurance, if you will, that they could get to 270. >> the p
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2012 2:00am EST
obama. >> the two go toe to toe in key primary states. >> nbc news has declared mitt romney to be the winner in wisconsin. >> in early april, santorum out of money and hope exits. >> and we will suspend our campaign effective today. >> by the end of april, the prize is now his. >> because after 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and more than a few long nights, i can say with confidence and gratitude that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility. and together, we are going to win on november 6th. >> with the republican party's choice clear, president obama's campaign goes back to the future. stealing a page from bob schrum's 1994 strategy for senator kennedy seeking to define romney before romney can define himself. the obama team goes after romney again on bain and calling on him to do what his own father did, release multiple years of his personal tax returns. >> i think bain is the beginning of a narrative arc. bain will be around i suspect for the whole campaign. so i think it's the foundation of a narrative arc and i think that narrative is all going to ti
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. thank you, wisconsin. >> while full fury abounds about two politicians helping millions. >> is it possible obama called christie and said you want some money? you better let me come. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> barack obama stole mitt's date to the disaster prom. ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town >> we begin with our hearts and minds still very much with those reeling and recovering from sandy's devastation. at least 74 people are dead in the region, dozens more lost in the caribbean. some 5 million are still without power. but life is starting to move forward, and after a day as comforter in chief consoling those who lost everything in new jersey, the president is back on the trail with just five days to the election. we're expecting air force one to touch down in las vegas in just a few moments, and earlier today in wisconsin the president regathered his campaign fight making his closing argument in
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
needed to win so they are throwing hail marys in new states. little evidence to back up obama spin on that, savannah. three new polls out from the "new york times" showing the president leading narrowly in three states, pennsylvania, maryland and ohio. >> tamron hall is over at the news desk. new york. >> reporter: offer closing its doors for two days for the first time in its decade they reopen this morning. cnbc's mandy drury is there. mandy, good morning. >> reporter: thanks for that. the lights are own and traders have returned to business. hopefully things returning to normal. mayor bloomberg is ringing the opening bell after two days of being in the dark. we've not seen close here in the markets in the united states for 1888 for two days due to a weather-related event. things that we're look for, stocks impacted negatively by hurricane sandy, hotels, retailers, home improvement stores suc as home depot and there's ny hhways shut down and lots and lots of flights have also been cancelled. back to you. >> all right, mandy. thank you very much. the teen who allegedly confessed to k
PBS
Nov 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
was news that president obama wanted to play up in the campaign's final weekend, especially in one critical state. >> "oh (io), oh (io)" >> brown: the president made three stops in the buckeye state, starting in hilliard, just outside columbus. >> in 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. and today, our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs. and this morning, we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. ( applause ) >> brown: and the trend line seemed promising, as well. since july, the economy has added an average of 173,000 jobs per month, up from just 67,000 a month in the spring. at the same time, though, the unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a point in october to 7.9% as more people began looking for work again. in west allis, wisconsin, the president's republican challenger, mitt romney, focused on that number, insisting again, "we can do better." >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now, and today
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
by the super storm. homes in new jersey are surrounded by sand and water. >> president barack obama will travel to the storm stricken state today and join governor chris christie in viewing the damage and thanking first responders. >>> good morning. thank you for watching 9news
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 2:30am EDT
optimist in me says, okay if it is mitt romney he was a republican governor in a state that was highly democratic and he figured out how to get it done. if president obama is re-elected, he's got to worry about his legacy and maybe he will do some things to say let's not just sit here and look at each other with nasty faces. maybe we get something done. >> reare seeing consumer optimism opposed to corporate pessimism. who's right. >> six months ago it was the opposite. i think it will alternate in this muddle-through economy. 2% gdp. we just got that at the end of the week on top of 2.4 in 2010, 2.0 last year. the first three quarters averaging 2.7. the 2% growth we can't get out of the way. >> what about the housing market? it feels like it is doing better, feels like it's on the rebound. how important is that and do you believe we are seeing an improvement in housing? >> i think we are seeing a slow, bumpy recovery in housing. government is trying to do a lot to help. it is part of the reason why the consumer is feeling better. i think housing is key. remember, housing, mortgaging cr
FOX Business
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am EDT
. president obama is traveling to the garden state to meet with governor chris christie and victims of the storm. that is where the storm made landfall. the president canceled a third day of campaigning to focus on coordinating the storm responds. traffic returned to the streets of manhattan as presidents returned to work in the subway system remaining crippled. could be days before service is restored. some bus service has resumed its sunday schedule. in washington d.c. the metro returned to normal weekday schedule for the first week following sandy. that is your fox news minute. connell: thank you very much. breaking news on the restoration of power since the storm. at the peak after sandy there were 8.2 million customers in different states had no power. the new number, 6.2 million without power. we're making progress slowly but surely. two million customers got their power back and bring the whole thing down state-by-state but just to give you an idea in new york there are 164,000 customers who had their power restored since the storm hit. new jersey where have the state doesn't
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
popular in that state. >> explain the connection between jeb and president obama. >> and president obama very rightly has hired the hurricane spoon guy that jeb bush used in his administration. he was always considered nonpartisan and he was somebody who made jeb look really good and now he's working for fema. he's heading fema for barack obama. >> let's go back to james warren. the question now on the table, here we are the monday before the election, a week out now, it seems to me it's not exactly a time out. for the president is it's a chance to be an executive and for romney to show prudence and recognition as a challenger to the president, not as a president. >> one of his problems is going to be if, in fact, the media is focused as it logically is going to be on sandy for the next few days, it drowns out attention that romney wants to get and i think that puts a much greater premium on good old fashion get out to vote efforts in all of these states which are city critical which are not impacted by sandy and it doesn't make it impossible but it raises the bar for getting the collect
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
visit six separate times during the last days of this race. today president obama will spend the entire day in ohio but a look at the rest of his campaign schedule makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for air force one with ohio stops every day through election day. for his part, mitt romney is not only focusing on ohio but hoping to win over wisconsin and looking to broaden the battleground map campaigning in pennsylvania on sunday and visiting new hampshire twice, the smallest swing state that may be edge in mr. romney's direction. in these frenetic final days both candidates are sharpening their closing arguments to voters, mr. obama arguing for another four year. >> after four years as president you know me by now. you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. >> reporter: mr. romney calling himself the agent of change. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change and when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america! >
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
-state blitz alongside former president clinton. instead, he and aides called an audible and they headed back to washington to focus on the storm. at the midday briefing mr. obama insisted the campaign was not on his mind. >> i'm worried about the impact on families, and i'm worried about the impact on our first responders. i'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. you know, the election will take care of itself next week. >> reporter: meanwhile, for much of monday mitt romney tried to walk a fine line, balancing campaigning in ohio and iowa with compassion for storm victims. in ohio he appealed for americans to put politics aside. >> we've faced these kind of challenges before, and as we have, as soon as americans come together, and this looks like another time when we need to come together, all across the country, even here in ohio. >> reporter: still, romney did not entirely abandon politics. >> the people of the entire nation are counting on ohio because my guess is -- my guess is that if ohio votes me in as president, i'll be the next president of the united
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
race tied at 48%. in nevada, nbc has obama up by 3, 50% to 47%. in wisconsin, rasmussen now has that race tied at 49%. very good news for governor romney who has been running behind in the badger state. in new hampshire rasmussen has romney up by 2%. 50% to 48%. finally $2 billion will be spent on the presidential race this year. my question, are we getting our money's worth? next on the run down, herald will react to the shocking new libyan situation. that report moments away. >> bill: bring in fox news anchorman and national talk show he radio host geraldo rivera. what about this libya stuff. very disturbing. the cia office of public affairs says this isn't true. jennifer graven's reporting isn't true. the cia did everything they could. we should put that on the record i believe jennifer griffin. >> very briefly lead me state there is three different entities involved here, there is the military, there is the cia and the state department. >> bill: the military says it doesn't didn't have anything to do with it? >> they had nothing in libya except for two unarmed drones which arrive
FOX Business
Oct 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
circumvent state laws on this issue. john: and he absolutely has. he has rated more of these marijuana spensaries than bush's people did. >> i have to tell you, i like the early obama there. it is a huge waste of money. we kid to a thousand better things of that. john: why is he a hypocrite? >> you know, i think he has bowe to political pressure on it. i think that -- i hope in the second tm you will come around and do a better job. let's uni pressure him on it because that is really the biggest waste out there, that failed war on drugs. the real words are a big expense well. it is good we can agree on something. john: thank-you, ellis henican. stay withus. the audience will quiz you later. coming up, i want to trash mitt romney. ann coulter is here to defend@a ♪ [applause] john: several years ago i heard mitt romney speak at the manhattan institute, and i was thrilled. this guy and a stance markets, free markets, cares about limiting government. finally, a politician who understands that too much regulation kills opportunity. but then the official campaign began. what i have heard s
FOX Business
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
marijuana laws >> what am not going to be doing is using just the resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue. john: and he absolutely has. he has rated more of these marijuana dispensaries than bush's people did. >> i have to tell you, i like the early obama there. it is a huge waste ofmoney. we kid to a thousand better things of that. john: why is he a hypocrite? >> you know, i think he has bowed to political pressure on it. i think that -- i hope in the second term you will come around and do a better job. let's uni pressure him on it because that is really the biggest waste out there, that failed war on drugs. the real words are a big expense as well. it is good we can agree on something. john: thank-you, ellis henican. stay with us. the audience will quiz you later. coming up, i want to trash mitt romney. romney. ann coulter is here to defend everyone in the nicu, all the nues wanted to watch him when he was there 118 days. everything that you thought was important to you changes in light of having a child that needs you every moment. i wouldn't trade him for the world
CW
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. and he is offering them up as change. >> romney sayshitting battleground states as well today he is continuing to hammer the president on the economy and said that obama hasn't managed to turn things around over the last four years and romney says it's time to give someone with economic experience a shot at running things. attacking me does not make an agenda it doesn't get people back to work. we don't need a secretary of business to understand business we need a president who understands business and i do. he went on to say he knows the president's supporters are chanting for more years in t. has a new chance, five more days. the highest ranking penn state official to be charged in what the state attorney general says was a conspiracy of silence covering up the sex abuse in the rape from the former football coach gerry sandusky to other officials into the former athletic director gary schulz also reviewed those charges today. three powerful and influential men who helped position at the very top of one of the most prestigious universities in the nation three men who used their
NBC
Nov 4, 2012 11:00am EST
, who feels my pain, it's by 2-1 or 3-1, the president of the united states against mitt romney. the big problem i think that the romney campaign made is they thought they could just run against president obama's economy period. end of sentence. end of campaign. that was it. what they realized, i think, late in the game, is that people need to trust you also. and to feel that they know who you are because as my friend alice castellano, republican strategist, they're giving you the keys to the car and have to trust you to drive it. so that's the problem. they never filled in who mitt romney is. in a positive way. i think that got defined over the summer as out of touch. elite. a different set of rules. by the obama campaign. chris: a couple of big developments in the last week or so. let's start with the big one. tropical storm sandy. >> it explains and demonstrates who barack obama is as a political figure. first of all, it reminds everybody that he's president. and that he knows how to command things in difficult situations. as he's showing. second, mitt romney has been saying, hey,
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 11:35pm PDT
-- -- it's going to be another war in this united states of america if he gets elected back to office. it's going to happen. if he gets four more years, brk b barack obama will ruin this country and white people will be in concentration camps. if you don't believe that, people sadly mistaken. >> reporter: and his collusion to avoid this supposed impending storm is an all-white south. where all blacks, hispanics and jews are banned. given some place else, he says, to live in america. i want to make sure i understand you. if the goal is white accept aretism, separating the races, the only way to separate the races is using violence. you're not going to be able to just say nicely, please leave. >> if they will peacefully go, then yeah. but if they won't, that's the only way is through violence, is through making them go, that's it. >> reporter: and you'd be willing to be apart of that? it's a race war you're talking about, essentially. >> very much so. >> reporter: his hero and predecessor was a convicted murderer. and former head of the mississippi white knights. what do you think about
KICU
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
remarks at university of miami. florida is a key swing state in next week's election with 29 electoral votes. the presidential election is set for next tuesday. >> obama took g m&a chris -- j -- gm and chrysler. >> they're protesting a romney campaign claiming that they are sending jobs to china. chrysler and general motors both dispute the claims. romney's campaign insist the ads are accurate. >>> government to brownies tax rate have slipped below the plus 1. 48% of likely california voters say will vote yes. 38% say they'll vote no. back in july it had 4 5-4%. it has 34% support 49% say they'll vote no. >> oakland city council member, is target of an ethics commission. an unidentified citizen says say illegally used this computer. he announced he would run at at large council seat. complaints seamed liking a sign of desperation by political opponents. >>> within a few years the entire university of california is going smoke free. ucla aknox today it'll ban all tobacco by next spring. starting april # 22, it will be prohibited. officials say they want to make ucla the nation
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president obama's re-election campaign. we're looking here at key battleground states in sandy's path. two of them, pennsylvania and new hampshire, they don't have any early voting. so not even an issue with those two but in a state like virginia where we do have early absentee voting it is having an impact. the state of virginia closing 20 polling places today because of bad weather. advising local registrars in precincts try to keep offices where they can in this storm but we're hearing talk of generators. now the president's campaign and mitt romney's isrupt ited by all the bad weather. both of them canceling and skipping events today. the president returning here to the white house to meet with his emergency response team in the white house situation room this morning and to oversee the crisis response. afterwards he briefed reporters who asked him if he is worried about the storms disrupting the election next week? >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and i'm worry about impact on first-responders. i'm worried abou
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
state back into play before tuesday. meanwhile, president obama will spend the entire day today in ohio. he'll hit wisconsin, iowa, virginia, new hampshire, florida and colorado in the coming days. the president will close his campaign by calling on two of his most bold-faced surrogates, jay-z and bruce springsteen. they will perform in ohio on monday. but if team o has the boss to close the deal romney land has meat loaf and ricky skaggs. >> i want to thank ricky skrags -- skrugs rather -- skrags, can't get it right -- for entertaining. >> ricky skaggs. batting for the president, sober minded political figures including colin powell and michael bloomberg and for romney, sober minded political figures including the donald. that said both candidates have tinseltown on their side. for obama, eva longoria, george clooney, sarah jessica parker. and for mitt romney, clint eastwood and mr. burns. >> mitt strapped his mutt to the roof of the car for a 350 mile jaunt. we will explain why mitt is once again [ inaudible ]. what's that? you like being tied to the roof of the car? because it a
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
crossroads unleashed $12.6 million for swing state media blitz, including the return of clint eastwood, political operative to our air waves. >> obama's second term would be a rerun of the first and our country can't survive that. we need someone to turn it around fast. that man is mitt romney. there's not much time left and the future of our country is at stake. >> at least the president gets to appear as himself rather than an empty chair. rove is betting on this kind of spending. people don't spend money to advise unless they think it's going to make a difference. talk about 501(c)(4)s that citizens united unleashed on this campaign. >> 501(c)(4) is another word for a charity. it's a social welfare organization that can spend money on lobbying or on influencing elections. it can only spend up half to this money influencing elections. in the citizens united case back in 2010, allowed those organizations to take it a step further and use corporate money to spend directly in the middle of elections, corporate and union money to say vote for or vote against. now, this money is
NBC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama, in highway when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state. he'll speak to smaller crowds today and hold much larger ral es over the weekend. the president will hold a rally at jiffy lube alongside former president clinton and singer dave matthews. >>> the republican presidential nominee will start the day in wisconsin, and deliver hiss closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in suburbs of columbus and cincinnati. romney, campaigned across virginia yesterday. >>> nine more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroids injections, the center for disease control says almost 4 million cases reported in 19 states. the agency also dropped the death toll from the outbreak from 29 to 28, noting that virginia is reporting two deaths instead of three. one person died in maryland. the fda is investigating the pharmacy that made those tainted shots. >>> two stations closed this weekend because of track work. starting tonight at 10:00, rosalynn and arlington cemetery stations will be sh
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
are exactly the states where we are starting to see some early numbers. some of the, you know, obama campaign officials have said there's been up to, you know, 15% more early turnout by latinos since they opened in florida. so it's definitely a big, big number, and it's going to continue to rise. you know, colorado voters, you know registered voters that are latino are up by 15% which is a big number. it will make a big difference and we are more enthusiastic, the latest numbers are 45% of all hispanics that are registered say i am excited about this complain, more so than 2008. >> right. i wanted to ask you, crystal, about the effect of this storm in places like franklin county, ohio, because they actually had the heaviest turnout of the year in that heavily democratic area around columbus. over 4,400 people cast early l ballo ballots. can democrats, do you think, take heart from the early voting rush as it were? >> i do think so because it's one thing to talk about your ground game. it's another thing to actually see votes being banked. and nevada is another place, and iowa is anot
FOX
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
obama and mitt romney. four years old, in tears. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> we spoke to abigail's mom, liz. they told us they don't even have a television. she's upset about the radio. >> she's a swing state. >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >>> taking a leap of faith. ♪ >> tacos, delicious food. >> thumbs up for me. >> canons can be fun in the right setting. why not combine the two? >> taco cannon? >> this is in austin, texas, and if you look right over here, there's a guy with a taco cannon shooting tacos into this crowd of people. they scramble for a taco that are, of course, wrapped up. what better way to have fun? >> better be really good taco. >> i don't care if it's a mediocre ta mediocre taco. >> baseball games, they shoot the hotdogs. they do this for fun. get free tacos shot at your face. >> that's literally getting your product out there. >> i'm surprised no injuries. >> funny if they shot the tacos, then the hot sauce. next time you're in austin, check it out. get a taco from a cannon. >>> this girl is alaire, she's autistic. one o
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
back and forthbut for us to be flooded out of the homes, families, elderly people, president obama heading for the garden state to get a first- hand view of the devastation. he and governor chris christie will tour parts of the jersey shore hit hardest by sandy. there are small signs of progress, the new york stock exchange, the longest it's been closed since 1888. even pope benedict xvi. >> the hurricane has affected the east coast of the united states of america, i offer my prayers for the victims. >> reporter: back here live you can see the front loaders down there at the end of this very muddy debris-strewn street. you can see the power lines leaning down that work to -- that work of repair is likely to take longer. it's estimated that given the damage up and down the east coast. this could end being one of the costliest storms in history. >>> 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories. this is a live picture, mitt romney is right now in tampa, florida. holding his first campaign event since sandy hit. in the meantime, president obama stopped off at the fema he
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00am PDT
federal government and president obama in particular. >> i was on the phone for the third time yesterday last night with the president of the united states. he called me at midnight last night. he accelerated the major disaster declaration for new jersey without the usual red tape. i can't thank the president enough for that. signed that this morning. and so i have to say this, the cooperation has been great with fema here on the ground at our intelligence center, and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> mitt romney, on the other hand, cannot run from his declaration about fema during the campaign. the primary campaign. >> every time you have an occasion that takes something from the federal government and sends it back to the states, that's in the right direction, and if you can go even further and send it to the private sector that's even better. we should take all of what we're doing and say what are the things we're doing that we don't have to do and that's what we have to stop doing. we're borrowing $1.6 million m
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
in the state of flood, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his crimin criticism of president obama, and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his campaign hosted in ohio. still, as the cleanup gets closer to where you are in the northeast, governor romney is questioning the federal government's role in disaster relief, last year during a republican primary debate, he argued the state, even the private sector should take the lead in terms of delivering aid. today, romney put out a written statement reaffirming the belief, also vowing that fema would have the resources it needs. one more note, there are polls out and both campaigns say they are in the lead right now. the new polls, the president is clinging to a tight lead in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio, florida, and virginia. >> all right, peter alexander in florida tonight. of course, it was all we were talking about until this storm that stretched over darn near half the country. our political direct
KRON
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
estimates. so >> and slow the economy's slow take home ba pay. >> one of his--stated that colen powell endorsed president obama and due to his race. >> after a long campaign does almost reached it is in keeping the candace straight is almost a challenge. we will put america on a new craft and a new day with a new president. it will be president obama. pardon me mitt romney. >> among them proposition 32 is built as a way to curb special interests from donating to political candidates. >> 32 will stop special interests from buying votes from politicians. proposition 32 is still straight ford or is it? chicheforward or is it? >> prop. 32 is to ban contribution to canada's3 >> when it comes to money and political influence corporations already outspend unions and the passage of prop. 32 will make this even greater. >> a special interest group is facing a day in court. they want to reveal who is behind the $11 million that they donated a two--the lawsuit filed by all--the hearing will be on to say tuesday. chich >> it is just 10 more days to the election. chic >> we will show you what happe
NBC
Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
. the rooftops exposed. stately homes devastated, smashed into smith they are reasons. seaside heights, a popular amusement park smashed. when you see what people had to run from. president obama will be here later today. he will be surveying the damage along the jersey shore along with governor chris christie. officers tell me that this bridge will likely not be open until friday at the very earliest. later today they will resume efforts to rescue anyone there on the jersey shore. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins has your weather channel forecast. bill, we know sandy is a much different storm than it was before. it's still moving. >> the damage is done. what was amazing yesterday is the winds and the weather from kentucky to tennessee all the way up to the great lakes was affected by this hurricane that made landfall in new jersey. unheard of storm. it was such a broad storm. you saw the devastation. the insurance numbers and the cost estimates to the economy is just going to be staggering for a category 1 hurricane. it appears that we'll easily make the top five list, possib
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
issue. that's something the obama team thinks favors them in a state like virginia. we just have to wait and see. >> who do you have joining you on the program? >> we have the governor of ohio, john casic, governor of wisconsin, surprisingly close, scott walker and colorado, very close. the democratic governor of that state as well. rachel maddow is on our roundtable and chuck todd with the latest maps and what to look for on election day. >> thank you very much. >>> the "today" show will broadcast live from the university of richmond as they talk with undecided voters whose attention the candidates are trying to capture. watch lester holt's report live coming up this morning at 8:00 right here on nbc 4. >>> we want to turn our attention back to hurricane sandy now. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein. >> coming up, the latest track on sandy. just released about an hour or so ago. we'll take a look at the threat for our area and give you all the details and how much wind and rain to expect, coming right up, stay tuned. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to b
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
giving a rousing rally. he sounds like somebody -- >> what's with the president of the united states with that costume on today. >> he's doing cool obama. he needs the young vote. >> is that what it is zm sn. >> i think right now i'd rather be barack obama than mitt romney. if you look at the polls, his campaign feels pretty good about where they are, and so he's sort of ndiaying this. >> i get up this morning and started clocking it around 8:00. i started clocking minute to minute to minute to get the jobless number. then i go, i did say this before, i said if it's underrated it's okay for obama. if it's up a tick it's okay. but i didn't think the good news would be 171,000 new jobs which is way above the 125,000 predicted, and now we have three months of 170,000-plus. >> you notice -- >> so it is starting to go up substantially. >> if you compare it to what happened when -- four years ago, i think they lost 400,000 jobs or so this month, it is change for the better. i notice -- >> i'd say. >> i notice today there was a lot less arguing about these jobs numbers than there have been
CNBC
Nov 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
president obama. >> obviously it's all happening, the theater of it is happening in the crucial states. the governor is in wisconsin today. as we can see, the president in ohio. you look at the top of drudge, john, and it's all about the complications of the recovery, the gas lines, the frustration. how much vulnerability does that leave the president even though he may appear to be acting presidential? >> reporter: i don't think very much at all. if any at all. because, first of all, the complications are occurring in states that the president is going to win easily. that's new jersey, new york, connecticut, for example, and, secondly, i don't think anybody is blaming the president for any of those complications. certainly chris christie, the keynote speaker at the republican convention this year, is not blaming the president. to the contrary, he's praising the president's leadership. that's an asset for president obama. i don't know how big of an asset. i wouldn't expect it to change a lot of votes but the president is certainly not being hurt by this. >> john, appreciate that. we'll come
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. this its our sixth conversation since the weekend. and, it's, it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> reporter: only fleeting reference to the president. >> it is a new path of bold, aggressive change. become to politics for president obama. he'll make stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a
SFGTV
Oct 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
policy, the president of our $16 billion corrupt united states gave aid to domestic enemies panatumimabv to betray people, unconstitutional wars against cia fabricated enemies for fascist gain. obama claimed to be our commander-in-chief, which he is not. he [speaker not understood] end the war in iraq which he has not. he lied about those ho actually killed us on 9/11 t. was not al qaeda. the three capital crimes of trees on rendered constitutionalist turn dictator president obama [speaker not understood]. he can redeem himself. number three, more mass murder mitt transformed himself to more money mitt romnesia. [speaker not understood] imposter commander-in-chief obama committed a treason which is a felony. [speaker not understood] worried about being held accountable to [speaker not understood] by yours truly, [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. president obama has lost his main no-brainer issue [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> john jingle. with more mass murders, [speaker not understood] controlling the media, obama needs another no-b
KRON
Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
asking for residents to--he credited president obama on helping with the preparations. to many of them have been forced to walk or bike. the new york governor stated that there was a transportation emergency in his state. there will be free mass transit for everyone until they get things under control. we will take a quick break and we will have more on the president's tour of the damages. this is marine one as the president best- ♪ [ male announcer ] it's one thing... to have created an icon and quite another to have done it generation after generation. to the long line of legendary mercedes-benz sl roadsters... ♪ the 2013 sl. fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>welcome back we are waking up to some wet weather. most of the rain is starting
FOX News
Oct 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
tampa bay across the state to daytona beach. mitt romney 51%, president obama 45%. the president's people have said in none of their polling shows him lower than 47% in the state of florida. our poll had romney up by six points in the i4 corridor. jon: and that's really the prize in florida, isn't it? that is what both candidates are struggling to win. >> it is. it's where the candidates spend most of their time. bill clinton has campaigned for president obama in orlando. it's where tampa is located. swing voters, independents, working moms, growing hispanic vote, i4 is where the villages is located the megaretirement community that is a must-stop for every presidential candidate on the republican saoeufpltd it's big and it includes two of the biggest media markets in the state, tampa and orlando. tomorrow mitt romney comes to florida, he's got three stops, one of them is in tampa. jon: seems like it's rare this a hurricane that causes destruction in this country doesn't visit florida, but hurricane sandy really didn't do much to that state. you've got early voting underway, no pro
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, governor eymney went hunting for votes today in another swing state, virginia. snd jan crawford is covering his campaign. mp we really can't have four more years like the last four re ys. i know the-- the obama folks are chanting four more years, four fre years. rut our chant is this-- five more days. >> reporter: at a rally in virginia, a campaign cheer was also a reminder of how little time is left. >> five more days! ore more days! r reporter: before the y hadcane, romney had momentum. the race was in a dead heat, and he was tied or within striking distance in battleground states. but the storm knocked him off the front pages at a crucial time in the race. on monday and tuesday, he canceled rallies, and back on the trail yesterday in florida, d toned down his criticism of the president. roday in virginia, romney was back on his economic message with sharp attacks on president obama. >> his campaign and address is all about attacking. al actually have a plan to get this economy going. we're going to put it in place ameelp the american people. b reporter: now, before the storm, ro
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
in harm's way. >> reporter: president obama canceled events in virginia and colorado and will do one last rally in florida before heading to washington. he met with fema overseeing the government's plans to help states and cities. >> anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rule. >> reporter: in florida he told campaign workers, turnout is the key. >> whoever is able to get their voters out will win florida. >> reporter: that could be tough in states where sandy is headed. maryland has canceled early voting and virginia, a battleground state could see power outages lasting until election day. >> several months ago and we had the third largest power outage in history but got everything back on in pretty much seven days. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting and early votes, an sentys, early voting could be critical. 40% of this election it's believed will be decided before election day. we're waiting to see if sandy will let the other 60% get out and vote.
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
through much of the northeast. >> president obama will get an up-close look at the damage in garden state. general tier davis is live in new jersey for us. >> reporter: good morning to you. governor christie got emotional as he traveled around his state yesterday and saw the damage. this is the ron why. this is a tiny little coastal town on the southern end of new jersey on the delaware bay. at least 12 to 15 homes just on this road have been affected and some terribly so. you can see debris that is strewn over here. we have homes that were swept off their foundation. one home that the entire back side was blown open. this is the kind of damage the president will see when he comes later today to get a firsthand look at what sandy left behind. >> i told the mayors and the governors, if they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> reporter: the president making a promise to help state and local leader in storm- battered areas get the help they need. new jersey is one of several states dealt a severe blow by th
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